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Editor's Correspondence
November 14, 2005

Out-of-Pocket Prescription Costs: A Suggestion

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Copyright 2005 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.2005

Arch Intern Med. 2005;165(20):2430. doi:10.1001/archinte.165.20.2430-b

Alexander and coworkers1 recently addressed the difficult issue of how physicians interact with patients to reduce patients’ out-of-pocket prescription costs. Among the most common barriers to discussions they identified was insufficient time spent with the patient by the physician. We wish to address a practical aspect of that barrier—the lack of ready access by physicians to objective, noncommercial, open-access information concerning the average retail cost associated with the administration and safety monitoring of a particular drug at a standard dosing level per unit of time.

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